David Chernack’s Playlist – American Bluegrass

If jazz is America’s one true art form, bluegrass music comes in at a close second. While its instruments may have global origins (like the banjo in West Africa, the mandolin in Italy, and the guitar in England), the sounds they first made together in the 1940s in the U.S. is purely American. The premier American bluegrass acts often muse about the heritage, the founders, and the American themes of their music. So on this weekend of Independence Day, spend some quality time with some American bluegrass from the Gibson Brothers, Vince Gill, Becky Buller, and more!

David Chernack

David Chernack is a fiddler, mandolinist, and guitarist from the Hudson Valley. Trained as a classical violist, David found out about bluegrass music in high school and despite his best efforts has been unable to kick the habit in adulthood. He picked up mandolin and guitar in college in Boston, where he studied environmental science and music. While not at his day job or pickin' 'grass, David also enjoys birdwatching and wrenching on cars.

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